Author Archives: kevinmorgan61

new publication: David Parker, Letters of Solidarity & Friendship

LETTERS OF SOLIDARITY AND FRIENDSHIP Czechoslovakia 1968–71 The  eloquent and powerful letters that make up this volume tell the extraordinary story of how two men who never met or spoke to each other became the closest of friends. It was all the more extraordinary given that Leslie Parker was a veteran member of the British […]

new issue of Twentieth Century Communism: Communism and the Written Word

Issue 12 of Twentieth Century Communism is a themed issue on Communism and the Written Word edited by Ben Harker. Details of the issue and of how to subscribe to the journal can be found here

International Conference: Wars of Position: Marxism and Civil Society, Manchester, 8-10 June 2017

International Conference Wars of Position: Marxism and Civil Society 8-10th June 2017 People’s History Museum, Manchester, UK   Key-note speakers: Jodi Dean, Neil Faulkner, Kevin Morgan   This international conference brings together: analysis of the theory and practice of twentieth-century Marxist parties in relation to civil society; analysis of contemporary Left formations’ approaches to civil […]

London book launch: A Political Family: The Kuczynskis, Fascism, Espionage and the Cold War

Book Launch and celebration  A Political Family: The Kuczynskis, Fascism, Espionage and the Cold War Venue: Marx Memorial Library, 37A Clerkenwell Green, London  EC1R 0DU (250m from Farringdon mainline and Underground station) Saturday 15 July, 2.00 – 5.00 pm John Green, the author, will be introducing his book. Charmian Brinson, Merilyn Moos and members of […]

new edition published of Claude Renard “Octobre 1917 et le mouvement ouvrier belge”

Le livre de Claude Renard, “Octobre 1917 et le mouvement ouvrier belge” (co-édition Memogrames et éditions du CArCoB) est enfin sorti de presse. La Révolution russe de 1917 a changé la face du 20E siècle. Pour la première fois dans l’histoire de l’humanité, les prolétaires prennent le pouvoir – et le gardent – à l’échelle […]

special issue of journal Monde(s): Communisme transnational (ed. Sabine Dullin & Brigitte Studer)

Vient de paraître – 15 novembre 2016 Monde(s). Histoire, espaces, relations n° 10 Communisme transnational Sous la direction de Sabine Dullin et Brigitte Studer Notre enquête part d’une équation qui, pour être évidente dès le départ, ne pouvait être résolue qu’avec les outils de l’histoire transnationale. Le communisme après octobre 1917 s’incarna, de 1919 à […]

cfp: Transnational Leftism: The Comintern and the National, Colonial and Racial Questions Workshop

Transnational Leftism: The Comintern and the National, Colonial and Racial Questions Workshop There are three prevailing wisdoms about Communists and the Comintern and the National and Racial Questions. The first is that the Comintern was a monolithic organization, in which members were loyal to Moscow first and had no time for legitimate nationalist or anti-racist […]